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very much. now to the slugfest over the sequester. president obama returned to the white house a short time ago after meeting with democrats to discuss how to reduce the debt and replace the spending cuts set to take effect 23 days from now. democrats are focused on revenue to replace it, but politico called that plan doa on the hill. >> the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. and they know he got his revenue. >> you see the republicans playing games with the budget. give new meaning to the term march madness because that's what will result if we have to face a sequester. it's a very bad idea. a sequester should be out of the question. >> two republican congress mens are backing the president's plan. tom rooney of florida said i think any alternative is allowing the sequester to take effect. rob bishop said the postponing is better than the implementation and the cuts. cnbc contributor, also a columnist for reuters, i will start off with you on this one. i am sizing up from speaker boehner a
's use of torture and for those controversial leaks reportedly from the obama white house. in his questionnaire for the senate committee, brennan admits he was interviewed about, quote, possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about cyberattacks against iran and possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about a foiled bomb plot tied to al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. let's bring in the political panel, chris anders, senior legislative counsel and michael isikoff. michael, a lot happened certainly since you broke that news of what was in this memo including this move by the white house. what do we make of at least what we're seeing right before bren anna nicole's confirmation hearing in regards to the white house's latest move here? >> well, first of all, it was an important step that the white house took because until last night, the official position of the administration is they couldn't even confirm or deny the existence of such a memo. in fact, they said that it's in and of itself was a classified matter so by putting out the stateme
. >>> the "news nation" following developing news. under fire for the delayed budget, president obama within the last hour urged congress to pass a short-term budget to replace those $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequester, the remarks hours after speaker boehner called on the white house and senate democrats for a plan to avoid the deep across the board cuts. >> the house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the
that in the past cost hem political capital. quote, the obama white house wants to overled wa's political circuits to see what it can get through congress without letting congress define what issues get addressed. joining us now kelly o'donnell. our first read team noted the p talking about guns, immigration and today addressing the issue of the sequester. >> reporter: well, there is that sprint in the first year of his second term to try to get as much done as possible. and urgency on all these issues for different reasons. and when it comes to the sequester, the automatic budget cuts, kind of an odd term for what's meant to be automatic sweeping cuts across the board for the departments with a few exceptions. that was put in place as you know to try to be a bit of a force on congress to make a more sweeping plan of long-term deficit reduction when they couldn't do that, this automatic cut put in to place, in to law. now republicans saying that they expect it will happen and in part are okay with that. because it would automatically begin achieving some spending cuts that the two sides have not b
of the things we thought you should know. >>> but first, another member of president obama's first cabinet is moving on. energy secretary chu says he's leaving. he will stay on until the successor is confirmed. we'll be right back. becoming a fulltime indoor cat wasn't easy for atti. but he had purina cat chow indoor. he absolutely loved it. and i knew he was getting everything he needed to stay healthy indoors. and after a couple of weeks, i knew we were finally home! [ female announcer ] purina cat chow indoor. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> welcome back. another story developing today. the obama administration provise posed revised rules to be exempt from free contraception as part of the health insurance plans. white house correspondent kristin welker joins us now. we got the heads up from the first read team this is coming down and now official word. what's the proposed change here? >> reporter: well, tamron, the bottom line is that employers now only need to meet one requirement to be considered a religious emplo
, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> four days before president obama delivers his state of the union, address a new quinnipiac poll shows the job approval rating is sinking, down seven points in two minutes. 46% versus 53% in early december. the president is facing mostly dissatisfied public, just 31% of those polled say they're satisfied with how things are going in the nation. 68% are dissatisfied but breaking the approval among minorities, the numbers soar. among hispanics, 64% and higher among african-americans, 87%. by comparison, the approval of republicans in congress, 19%. that is down six points since december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in december, w
>>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. "news nation" following breaking. first time president obama is taking his push for stricter gun laws out of washington, d.c. right now, we're about 30 minutes away from the president speaking at the first big follow-up since announcing in mid-january his proposal to curb gun violence. the president is in minneapolis, minnesota, on the first of several expected trips to rally support to push congress to pass legislation. the white house picked minneapolis for the president's remarks in part because of major progress that city made in curbing gun violence since the '90s dubbed murdered-opolis. today, minneapolis mayor r.t. ryeback had strong words for harry reid who would not commit to supporting an asaumt weapons ban. >> i didn't vote for it last night because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> how can harry reid, a fellow democrat and i'm willing to criticize him say he hasn't read the bill. mayor dianne feinstein has been a mayor. she's been in a shooting. she knows why she needs this. let's support the president and get some
to make a lot of people laugh. i don't think anybody, you know, realistically thinks that president obama is, you know, an avid sportsman you know. ? he hasn't talked about guns in the past. i think a lot of folks criticizing him look silly for this. it's sort of a -- just in general, a distraction from the agenda that they're pushing forward. >> robert gibbs asked about the photograph on "meet the press" yesterday. let me play what he had to say. >> i don't have to ask you, have you seen the skeet shoot? >> i have not but camp david for him is a private retreat. that he spends most of the pim with his family. i don't think it's whether or not the president shoots a gun regularly or even if he shoots it well. >> why participate in the conspiracy by feeding the beast? >> oh, chuck, because you sit in the briefing room and ask us for photo evidence for anything that the president says or does. >> michael, you talk to people on the radio all day and hear the strangest of conspiracies from beyonce being blamed for the power outage to whatever else the people think of. do you believe the presi
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